Arlekin Players has multiple secrets to tell.
In a world saturated by news, war, and strife, Just Tell No One shares a few conflicts up close and personal and each are a matter of life and death. Magnified by multiple television screens while a script lies among the tattered and charred papers littering black film on the floor, Arlekin Players reaches into Natal’ya Vorozhbit’s Bad Roads translated by Sasha Dugsdale, Natal’ya Vorozhbit’s Three Rendezvous translated by John Freedman with Natalia Bratus, and Just Tell No One from Oksana Savchenko’s full-length play Night Devours Morning translated by John Freedman to illustrate a number of brutal revelations with a sort of abandon.
In Partnership with Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings which is part of CITD’s Hope Initiative, The Arlekin Players (zero-G) Lab reaches into the dark recesses of the human condition with staged reading benefit Just Tell No One live and in person at the Arlekin Players in Needham Heights, MA through October 14. This show has adult themes, explicit language and graphic imagery. The show runs 65 min without an intermission and without a bad seat in this intimate, theatre in the round setting. Click here for more information and for tickets that are selling fast.
With ruefully clever direction by Igor Golyak, Just tell No One is a raw, intense, and unyielding journey with moments of grim humor stemming from mysterious motivations. No ordinary staged reading, Just Tell No One latches onto the audience through its powerful cast consisting of Lucas Boniface, Irina Bordian, Daniel Boudreau, Polina Dubovikova, Benjamin Evett, Rimma Gluzman, Anne Gottlieb, Alexander Petetsky, Gene Ravvin, Julia Shikh, and Robert Walsh. Gene Ravvin as He is crude, menacing, and frightening as he circles alert, calculating, and shrewd Polina Dubovikova as She in a fight for their lives in the shadows of a dank basement as Eric Dunlap’s immersive video and multi-media effects with Tyson Miller’s eerie blue lighting punctuate the filthy and isolated atmosphere. Dunlap and Miller’s innovative skills later generate a fantastical and notable icy setting. Lines become blurred as they both struggle for power over the situation. Alex Petetsky as Vasya the farmer and Julia Shikh as Vasya’s wife make amusing conspirators hinging onto a naïve and young girl’s guilt, depicted impressively by Irina Bordian. Bordian’s anxiety is palpable as she faces the couple.
Benjamin Evett depicts sympathetic and humble The Man with questionable motives and Anne Gottlieb introduces the chill in the air as she opens the show with masterful and thought provoking prose as The Woman. Each vivid, suspenseful and unflinching scenario tells so much and yet so little and now it’s best to say no more.
The Arlekin Players (zero-G) Lab reaches into the dark recesses of the human condition with staged reading benefit Just Tell No One live and in person at the Arlekin Players in Needham Heights, MA through October 14. This show has adult themes, explicit language and graphic imagery. The show runs 65 min without an intermission and without a bad seat in this intimate setting. Click here for more information and for tickets that are selling fast.